Lovers Point
Lovers Point
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Bart C
Foster City, CA492 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
The views are great, the beach was small and crowded. The park part was uncrowded and very nice with benches in many good spots. Scenery is the hit and it's part of the walking/biking trail that hugs the coastline, so easy to get to. Some parking nearby.
Written October 17, 2020
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onlyoneqc
Sacramento, CA236 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 • Family
What more can you want? Beautiful scenery on a well maintained path along the water and stores and food along the way. Many benches to sit and watch the waves and maybe spot some whalesor dolphins. . The restaurant at lovers point is great.
Written September 12, 2020
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JamieJW
Quakertown, PA2,169 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Couples
Staying in Pacific Grove one night while driving up the CA coast. Sweet little town with a great beach called Lovers Point.

Sandy beach with a park close by where you can watch the little squirrels run about. Great spot to relax.
Written August 3, 2020
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mini
Fremont, CA184,986 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
We were in the Monterey Area for Labor Day Week-end. We like the Monterey Bay views at Lover's Point and thus we returned. There is a nice park nearby. There are rocky areas. But the highlights of course are the views of the Bay.
Written September 10, 2020
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Debby D
Monterey, CA298 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Family
Lovers Point is a beautiful spot with lots of fun activities for everyone. Our nieces and nephews love the rock formations and tidepooling. We love the recreational trail for biking and walking, the views, and whale sightings.

There are three beaches at this park. The inner beach, most popular with kids because it is protected and shallow. It doesn’t get a lot of water movement. It also is where the sewage overflow in Pacific Grove is directed. This results in high bacteria counts. Because Pacific Grove has a very old sewer system, overflow is a common occurrence. I will not get in the water here and I won’t let my nieces and nephews get in the water here.

The middle beach gets more flushing of water from the bay and the bacteria counts aren’t as high here. The 3rd beach, sometimes referred to as otter cove, is exposed to the bay and constant water movement.

The park is a great place to spend time. There are BBQs, restrooms, lawn area, great views, volleyball court, small children’s wading pool, kayak rentals, tidepooling at low tide, during the summer it can be quite crowded between 11 and 3.

I only gave it an average rating because the city of Pacific Grove and its property owners refuse to upgrade their sewer system. If they would do this, I would rate this as an excellent choice.
Written April 14, 2018
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Janene1955
Petaluma, CA114 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2012 • Couples
Although the views are amazing, I was disturbed by the tons of garbage just everywhere. Lovers Point is not well maintained and it really detracts from the breathtaking beauty of the area. Whoever is in charge of this area (Parks Dept.?) please keep it clean!!!
Written March 22, 2012
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Julie H
Cornwall, VT6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2011 • Solo
I was recently in Monterey visiting an old friend and was driving around checking out the area. I had never been to California before so I found it all to be breathtaking. However, when I spotted Lover's Point, I pulled over and got out and sat on a big rock on the beach. This place was so overwhelmingly beautiful that it overtook my emotions and made me cry! Let me state that I have never cried over the beauty of our country and I live in Vermont which is a really beautiful place! The power of the waves, the blue of the sky and water, the white of the sand, the cragginess of the rocks, etc. was just too much for me to take in all at once. It was absolutely beautiful here. I highly recommend it! Go if you can!!
Written October 27, 2011
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Odyssey11164
Langley, British Columbia1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I recently visited Lover's Point with a very dear friend. I had so hoped we could share the experience together. It will probably be a while before I am able to see him again, now I have a wonderful memory of being in such a lovely spot with someone very special to me.
Written May 25, 2003
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Smkymtnrev
Englewood, TN1,009 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
If you a lover of otters this is the place for you. The rocky points offers an excellent vantage point to watch several pairs of otters doing their thing. Also a great place to take a walk along the bay.
Written August 27, 2018
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Travel the World
San Francisco, CA1,136 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Couples
Lovers Point is one of our favorite places to visit whenever we are in the Monterey area. It's not a large area but does offer a lot. It has a lush grassy area that you can throw down a blanket and enjoy a picnic lunch and amazing view (watch out for the seagulls, they will take your food). The small beach area is safe for swimming and is great for relaxing day of laying in the sun. They have a public pool, clean bathrooms, sand volleyball court, a nice restaurant overlooking the ocean and a great snack bar that offers affordable lunch options. The houses in this neighborhood are beautiful so make sure you take a stroll down the paved walkway and mingle with the locals. You will also find bike riding, kayaking and snorkeling. We have been to this point at every season of the year and have always "loved" it! Bonus: if you walk up about 4 blocks (away from the ocean) to Lighthouse street in Pacifica Grove you will find lots of shopping and restaurant options.
Written February 1, 2017
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